Sunday 26 June 2011

Paul Cole Blog Update

Two great performances this week from juveniles getting off the mark. We're hoping for more of the same, particularly at the big meetings.

Silverheels went into the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot as the 4-1 favourite, but never really was going. The moment Ryan Moore got off, he told us that the horse should go for the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, so that’s the plan. He went into the race a little heavy as well. Circumvent never travelled and will now head for the same handicap at the HQ July meeting, the one he sprang a shock in last year at 40-1.

Pinch of Posh ran a lovely race to win in an affair which she’ll come on from. She’s been handed a rating of 68, and we’ll see how she works before making a decision about where to go next.

Overpowered also got off the mark nicely, keeping on at the finish. He’s entered again for this weekend at Salisbury.

This week isn’t a busy one. Moynahan will appreciate Windsor, and we hope he decides it’s a going day. Red Courtier will head to Salisbury and should go close on his best form. Circuitous ran a promising show at Bath and we’re looking for improvement from his next run.